Chapter 12. Uninstalling Directory Server

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If you no longer need a Directory Server instance, you can uninstall it to reclaim space.

12.1. Uninstalling Directory Server

If you no longer require Directory Server running on a server, uninstall the packages as described in this section.


  1. Remove all instances from the replication topology. If your instance is not a member of a replication topology skip this step.
  2. Remove all instances from the server. For each instance, enter:

    # dsctl instance_name remove --do-it
  3. Remove the Directory Server packages:

    # dnf module remove redhat-ds
  4. Optional: Disable the dirsrv-12-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms repository:

    # subscription-manager repos --disable=dirsrv-12-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms
    Repository 'dirsrv-12-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms' is disabled for this system.
  5. Optional: Remove the Red Hat Directory Server subscription from the system:


    If you remove a subscription that provides additional products than Directory Server, you will not be able to install or update packages for these products.

    • List the subscriptions attached to the host:

      # subscription-manager list --consumed
      Subscription Name:   Example Subscription
      Pool-ID:             5ab6a8df96b03fd30aba9a9c58da57a1
    • Remove the subscription using the pool id from the previous step:

      # subscription-manager remove --pool=5ab6a8df96b03fd30aba9a9c58da57a1
      2 local certificates have been deleted.
      The entitlement server successfully removed these pools:
      The entitlement server successfully removed these serial numbers:
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